However, even besides the great script and acting, this movie finally portrays the story of the rom com "best friend" (a rom com plot many have desperately wanted to see more of) without shouting from the rooftops that it is doing so. Annie is not the typical rom com protagonist by a long shot (remaining jaded and depressed for the majority of the movie), and this movie's back story seems as if it could have been an entirely different rom com, a sunnier prequel with Lillian finding love with her someday husband, confiding constantly in her best friend who owns the bakery down the street. The movie which does exist could be considered a sort of post-apocalyptic version of the that first, more typical rom com. Even though Annie finds love with Rhodes eventually, the main focus and goal of the film is mending her relationship with Lillian. She is the "rom com best friend" and had let her role lapse. While most movies dealing with a sort of "discarded best friend" issue discard the relationship entirely and have the character prove that she can live without the relationship, this one kept it alive, brought its importance to the forefront. It was refreshing, and oddly empowering, to make the love between the rom com protagonist and her best friend the real success story of the movie.
A smart funny writing filled with semi-comic sequences surprisingly not irrelevant making the audience rooted for the characters; Bridesmaids is a done deal.